Alert
In This Section

Available Tests

  • Lactate, Blood (Venous)

Lactate, Blood (Venous)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB730
EPIC Order
  LACTIC ACID, VENOUS, WHOLE BLOOD
CPT Code(s)   83605
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Green Top Tube or SafePICO syringe; See Comments
  micro: 0.5 mL in TB Syringe w/ Lyophilized Heparin (BG Kit)
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Reference Range Normal: 0.5 - 1.8 mmol/L, effective 3/17/2009
  Critical: >5.5 mmol/L
Comments Deliver immediately to Core Laboratory. Place specimen on ice if transport to Core Laboratory is anticipated to exceed 30 minutes.
Venous specimens should be obtained without the use of a tourniquet. Patients should not excercise their arm or clench their fist before or during collection.  Syringes with needles attached will not be accepted.  Syringes may be obtained from Central Distribution.

Reviewed by ivette_marrero on February 12, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Top